Worldviews of the Western World II

10-12 WORLDVIEWS OF THE WESTERN WORLD YEAR II  2017-2018

Mondays 8:30 – 10:25

Instructor: Kathy Zimmerman (B.A English)    zimmermanj@aol.com   or   281-491-0932

Class Tuition: $650 per year or 10 equal installments of $65

Supply Fee: $90 per year, due at registration

Course Description: WVWW Year Two, The Grandeur of Christianity covers the Renaissance, Reformation, Revolutionary Age and the Rise of Modern Science (1200 – 1800s). Students will study the philosophy and theology of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation by examining the literature, music, and art of the period. Students will explore the literature of Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Bunyan, and Dickens as well as the influence of both Reformation thought and Enlightenment ideas on society. This course compares the English and American Revolutions to the French and Russian Revolutions. Students will study documents such as the Magna Carta, the U.S. Constitution, Rousseau’s Social Contract and Marx and Engel’s Communist Manifesto.  The Reformation’s influence on the field of science will also be explored.  Once again, Francis Shaeffer’s books and videos will be our guide through understanding the worldviews that have shaped our culture. Students will receive 4 credits in English (1), History (1), Bible/Apologetics/ Philosophy (1), Government (1/2) and Art/Music History/Appreciation (1/2).

Homework:  6-8 hours/week

Required Materials: The syllabus ($125) and additional 14 books on http://www.cornerstonecurriculum.com/Curriculum/wvww/wvww2.htm or from other sources.  My students will receive a 10% discount from Cornerstone.  E-mail me for the code. DO NOT PURCHASE ANY OF THE DVDS, CDS OR ART.